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Reevesland Oak at Bluemont Park by Ddimick (photo taken with iPhone 4S)

Parents Weigh in on School Boundary Proposal — A group of about two dozen parents spoke out about proposed changes to elementary school boundaries at an Arlington School Board hearing last night. While some parents asked that their children be kept in their current schools, Superintendent Patrick Murphy’s plan seemed to have more community support than previous attempts to redraw school boundaries. [Sun Gazette, Patch, Arlington Mercury]

DJO Softball Still Ranked #3 — Bishop O’Connell’s softball team is still ranked #3 in the nation, according to MaxPreps.com. The team is currently 6-0 on the season, and has outscored opponents 69-1. Bishop O’Connell will play two away games in Cumberland, Md. this weekend. [MaxPreps]

Crystal Towers Sells for Record Amount — Archstone Crystal Towers in Crystal City has sold for a regional record $322.25 million. The 912-unit apartment complex was purchased by Dweck Properties. [GlobeSt.com]

County Commissions Push for Alternate Cemetery Plan — Arlington’s Urban Forestry Commission and the Historical Affairs and Landmark Review Board are both encouraging an alternate expansion plan for Arlington National Cemetery. Local conservationists have criticized the current plan because it will result in hundreds of older trees being cut down. The plan being pushed by the Arlington groups would preserve many of the trees while adding thousands of additional burial sites. [Arlington Mercury]

Design Suggestions for Super Stop — A local designer is weighing in with suggestions for improving the $1 million “Super Stop” at Columbia Pike and S. Walter Reed Drive. The stop’s layout, seating and canopy should all be redesigned, says designer David Panarelli. Arlington County is currently “reassessing” the design and cost of the much-maligned bus stop. [Open the Window]

Flickr pool photo by Ddimick

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(This Community Post was written by Signature Theatre and underwritten by Embracing Arlington Arts.)

Signature Theatre just released single tickets for all 33rd season productions, which highlights the organization’s long-time relationship with legendary composer Stephen Sondheim. Beginning with the musical adaptation of The Color Purple and irreverent No Place to Go, the season continues with three Sondheim musicals, the DC premieres of Off-Broadway hit Which Way to the Stage and Pulitzer Prize finalist Selling Kabul, the Tony Award®-winning rock musical Passing Strange, and return of Signature’s cabaret series honoring legendary artists.

“Last November, the world lost an icon. The death of Stephen Sondheim was a blow to everyone in the theater community. Signature Theatre would not be the same without Sondheim — he IS Signature’s ‘signature.’ This season, we are honoring the legend with productions of Into the Woods, Pacific Overtures and Sweeney Todd dedicated to his memory. These shows represent the diversity and range of Sondheim,” said Signature’s Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner about the new season.

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ACFCU’s Homebuying Happy Hour

Are you ready to buy your first home, but concerned about saving for a down payment? Grab a drink and join us for 45 minutes to learn more about how you can buy your first house with 3%, 5%, or

Azure Dream Day Spa Grand Opening

Azure Dream Day Spa is hosting their Grand Opening Celebration at their beautiful new spa located at 901 N. Quincy St. on Friday, August 12 from 5-9 p.m.

All are invited to come tour the new spa and to take

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